Titular Abridgement

Planet Karen has a funny take on abridged versus unabridged books and the consequences of thinking too hard about them.

The punchline to this is that I too have seen a book like this and had a similar thought. However, I turned into a librarian ages ago.

Don't know what I'm talking about? Of course you don't, unless you read the comic.

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Reader's Digest

Back in the old days of the 1960s, we used to do this game of reducing titles to something that a Reader's Digest editor would do. About the only one I can remember from this game was a title: "Julius, Baby, Go Grab Her Quickly Before She Runs Away from You Forever!"

The playwright's Reader's Digest editor reduced it to "Julius Caesar" ;-)

R. Lee Hadden (These are my own opinions!)

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